The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 635 638 637
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 22 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.040% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.042% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 5
Median daily rate £525 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 20 £537 +2.19% 10
London +5 16 £550 -8.33% 4
North West +18 3 £450 -5.26% 1
Manchester -1 3 £450 -5.26% 1
City of London - 2 £663 - 4
Birmingham -7 1 - - 3
West Midlands -22 1 - - 3

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Microsoft Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) CRM
3 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (26.67%) PaaS
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (24.44%) IaaS
4 11 (24.44%) Finance
4 11 (24.44%) .NET
5 10 (22.22%) SaaS
6 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
7 7 (15.56%) SOA
8 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 6 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (11.11%) Office 365
9 5 (11.11%) Information Governance
9 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (11.11%) Banking
9 5 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) MVC
9 5 (11.11%) NHS
9 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.89%) C#
10 4 (8.89%) Java
10 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (2.22%) Aligne
4 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (2.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) PaaS
2 11 (24.44%) IaaS
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (22.22%) SaaS
4 5 (11.11%) Office 365
5 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (4.44%) VLAN
1 2 (4.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (11.11%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Unix
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
1 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) CRM
2 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
3 7 (15.56%) SOA
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 5 (11.11%) MVC
5 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.89%) Open Source
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.67%) OO
7 3 (6.67%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) ERP
8 2 (4.44%) Network Design
8 2 (4.44%) Process Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) Project Management
8 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
1 4 (8.89%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Nimsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Akamai
3 1 (2.22%) CA
3 1 (2.22%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Pega
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
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Experis Ltd
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